Via Flaminia Classic 2016 May

Enchanted Tuscany and the bewildering Abruzzi

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It is quiet impossible to surpass the scenery of central Italy. We have been there before, we still love it and we are going back. Some new roads in Tuscany and some new roads to the highlights in Umbria and the Abruzzi.

We will start at the truly unbelievable Maserati collection of Panini. After 80 years Mario is still collecting cars as if they where stamps. And he has acquired a very fine taste. A collection open to the very few. And we are the lucky ones.

The rally will be going south into Tuscany. We stay two nights in a rebuild farmers village before continuing to the little town of Bevagna in Umbria.

From there we continue to a spa-resort high in the Gran Sasso mountains. We are surrounded by bear-rich forests and luxury.

On the way back north we pass the “raison d’étre” of the Via Flaminia and finish in style in a fortified village.

As always, the Via Flaminia is a layback rally where the competition serves the atmosphere, winning is not a goal on itself. Those who want to have a stop for a coffee can do so. No time constraint. The classification is done via navigation and the competition for the last place is sometimes fierce.

In order to attract younger participants we have devised a discount formula. For every year that the sum of the driver and navigator is smaller than 100; they get a discount of 1% (with a maximum of 20%). (NB: Only the year of birth counts in reference to the year 2016).

Moreover, for every two years that they are younger than 100, they can bring in a car that is one year younger than 1974. Of course this does not count for the pre-war edition.

The May rally, which will be held from May 21 – 28 will hold a Sport Class as well as a Tour Class. The September rally will only hold a Tour Class.

The Sport Class drivers will get roads, which are slightly more difficult to find, which are not as well maintained and some more kilometres.

 
tuscany-rally

 

 

 

 

Friday May 20

trein-reiswinkelThe train leaves Dusseldorf at 18:36 (loading starts at 15:50). On the train you get to meet the other participants and can dine while driving along the Rhine River and its many castles.

After an overnight drive from Dusseldorf we arrive at 9:45 in Verona.

 

 

HAUPTBAHNHOF DUSSELDORF
Schlägelstraße 5-7
40227 Düsseldorf
 

 

Saturday May 21: 170 km

paniniAfter offloading the car train we will have an hours drive to a fabulous lunch place, not far from Modena.

maserati-collection

While making Parmesan cheese, the Panini family started collecting Maserati’s. Now it has the biggest private collection in the world. We are welcome to visit the collection and will be having a welcoming lunch between the multi million cars.

The actual start will be at the Panini collection. It is only a small drive to the hotel where – in 2010 – we had the most welcoming reception.

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Sunday May 22: 180 km

1911-knoxThe Sunday we drive south, into Tuscany. We take a very narrow hanging bridge, which we took five years ago for the last time. We continue the road over the Mille Miglia road with the Futa pass and the Raticosa pass.

We will have lunch at Villa Pitiana, where I wanted to go back ever since our last visit in 2006.villa-pitiana

The hotel is a privately owned restructured farmers village with all the luxury of a four star hotel. We will be staying for two nights in this great resort.

 

 

villa-barberino

VILLA BARBERINO
Viale Barberino, 19/21
52022 Meleto Cavriglia
Tel.: 0039 055 961 813
 
 
Monday May 23: 175 km

Tuscany-classic-carWe will be staying two nights in our restructured farmers village. From here we wonder into enchanted Tuscany.

The scenery is overwhelming, the hills are gentile and the food is exquisite. We will be having a lunch at one of the many Chianti chianti-winerywineries in the region.

 

Tuesday May 24: 210 km

We leave our farmer’s village for the little Roman town of Bevagna in the Umbrian planes. Some more great driving through the gentile toscaans-landschapcountryside, we savour the Italian sensations.

Today you are free to have lunch at your own convenience.

palazzo-brunamontiWe will be staying in two hotels. The non-upgrade participants will stay in the Palazzo Brunamonti build on Roman ruins. The upgrade participants will be staying next door in l’Orto degli Angeli. Both are very authentic and excellent hotels. Much of the furniture is antique. Together with Bevagna these hotels are truly little jewels.

orto-degli-angeli

PALAZZO BRUNAMONTE
Corso G. Matteotti, 79
Bevagna (PG)
Tel.: +39 0742 361 932
 
 
Wednesday May 25: 210 km

gran-sasso-sceneryWe now leave the civilised world for a trip to Scotland, or is it Tibet? We must have driven these high planes over 50 times while organising different Via Flaminia rallies. But it remains one of the truly great roads. Great for driving and great for having a moment of awe.

 

We will be having lunch at the infamous Campo Imperatore. Infamous since Benito Mussolini was kept prisoner there before being campo-imperatorefreed by the Nazi’s and because we had snow there on June 8th 2005 on our very first Via Flaminia.

For the first time we will be staying in a spa resort on the Gran Sasso. In the forest, surrounded with luxury and bears.

 

 gran-sasso-roads

Thursday May 26: 230 km

rally-roadWe leave our spa and the Gran Sasso for a drive north along the majestic Gran Sasso and towards Castelluccio on the high plane above Norcia.

Since we do not want to overfeed you, lunch is at your own discretion. But we suggest the private Catel di Luco where we where guest two years ago.lancia-delta-rally

We will be spending the night in a rebuild village on a green estate.

castelluccio-rally

le-terre-verdecastelluccio-flowers

BORGO LE TERRE DEL VERDE
Loc. Badia Val di Rasina
06023 Gualdo Tadino (PG)
Tel.: 0039 075 910 701
 
 
Friday May 27: 160 km

klassieke-rally-routeThe last day of the 2016 Via Flaminia will be a short one. The scenery in the Marche region differs from that in Tuscany or the Abruzzi but is not less spectacular. Eroded hills follow hills with lush vegetation.

We have our closing diner at the Palazo Viviani at the Castello Montegridolfo. We will be spending the night just outside the castle walls.

montegridolforally-landscape

 

Saturday May 28: 290 km

autoslaaptreinAfter the excitement of the rally it is good to go home in a relaxed manner. Take the motorail to Dusseldorf. Enjoy a last diner on board and exchange impressions with your fellow participants.

 It is only 290 km to the motorail in Verona, of which 275 km is highway. The train leaves at 17:05 and loading starts at 14:30.

VERONA PORTA NUOVA
Piazzale 25 Aprile
 
 
Number: 34      Year of manufacture:       Car:
Driver
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Co-driver
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Participated in :
Number: 32      Year of manufacture: 1961      Car: Porsche 356 Cabriolet
Driver
Marc de Nil (LUX)
Marc de Nil
Co-driver
Marie Claire Everaert (B)
Marie  Claire Everaert
Porsche 356  Cabriolet 1961
Participated in :
Number: 31      Year of manufacture: 1969      Car: Mercedes 280SL
Driver
Louisa van Beuningen (NL)
Louisa van Beuningen
Co-driver
Rimmert Sluiter (NL)
Rimmert Sluiter
Mercedes 280SL 1969
Participated in :
Number: 29      Year of manufacture: 1965      Car: Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Driver
Leo Luchtman (NL)
Leo Luchtman
Co-driver
Teun Hoek (NL)
Teun Hoek
Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1965
Participated in :
Number: 28      Year of manufacture: 1971      Car: Mercedes Benz 280 SE 3.5
Driver
Dirk Roelens (B)
Dirk Roelens
Co-driver
Trees Desmet (B)
Trees Desmet
Mercedes Benz 280 SE 3.5 1971
Participated in :
Number: 25      Year of manufacture: 1966      Car: TR4A IRS
Driver
Bram van Rosmalen (NL)
Bram van Rosmalen
Co-driver
Fenneke van Leijden (NL)
Fenneke van Leijden
TR4A IRS 1966
Participated in :
Number: 23      Year of manufacture: 1967      Car: Fiat Dino Spider 2,0
Driver
Walter Neubacher (A)
Walter Neubacher
Co-driver
Astrid Neubacher (A)
Astrid Neubacher
Fiat Dino Spider 2,0 1967
Participated in :
Number: 22      Year of manufacture: 1963      Car: Austin Healey
Driver
Marc Verloo (B)
Marc Verloo
Co-driver
Anne Ghys (B)
Anne Ghys
Austin Healey 1963
Participated in :
Number: 21      Year of manufacture: 1973      Car: Porsche 914
Driver
Jeroen Hoep (NL)
Jeroen Hoep
Co-driver
Monique Hoep (NL)
Monique Hoep
Porsche 914 1973
Participated in :
Number: 21      Year of manufacture: 1962      Car: Austin-Healey 3000 mk2
Driver
Alexander van Puijenbroek (NL)
Alexander van Puijenbroek
Co-driver
Abel Jan Brand (NL)
Abel Jan Brand
Austin-Healey 3000 mk2 1962
Participated in :
Number: 20      Year of manufacture: 1969      Car: Mercedes Benz 280SL
Driver
Pim Brunet (NL)
Pim Brunet
Co-driver
Margit Brunet (NL)
Margit Brunet
Mercedes Benz 280SL 1969
Participated in :
Number: 19      Year of manufacture: 1969      Car: Alfa Romeo 1300 GT
Driver
Paul de Bie (NL)
Paul de Bie
Co-driver
Ineke de Bie (NL)
Ineke de Bie
Alfa Romeo 1300 GT 1969
Participated in :
Number: 17      Year of manufacture: 1968      Car: Jaguar E-type Serie 1,5 OTS
Driver
Egbert Dijkstra (NL)
Egbert Dijkstra
Co-driver
Liesbeth van Galen (NL)
Liesbeth van Galen
Jaguar E-type Serie 1,5 OTS 1968
Participated in :
Number: 17      Year of manufacture: 1968      Car: Triumph TR 250
Driver
Bart Cornelissen (NL)
Bart Cornelissen
Co-driver
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Triumph TR 250 1968
Participated in :
Number: 17      Year of manufacture: 1962      Car: Alfa Romeo 2600 Touring Spider
Driver
Oscar Chiaradia (NL)
Oscar Chiaradia
Co-driver
Elisabeth Sassen (NL)
Elisabeth Sassen
Alfa Romeo 2600 Touring Spider 1962
Participated in :
Number: 16      Year of manufacture: 1957      Car: Jaguar XK 150 drophead coupe
Driver
Do Meeus (NL)
Do Meeus
Co-driver
Els Meeus (NL)
Els Meeus
Jaguar XK 150 drophead coupe 1957
Participated in :
Number: 15      Year of manufacture: 1973      Car: Lancia Fulvia 1,3S
Driver
Brian Mills (UK)
Brian Mills
Co-driver
Lynda Mills (UK)
Lynda Mills
Lancia Fulvia 1,3S 1973
Participated in :
Number: 14      Year of manufacture: 1965      Car: MG-B
Driver
Marcel Koert (NL)
Marcel Koert
Co-driver
Sylvia Gatsma (NL)
Sylvia Gatsma
MG-B 1965
Participated in :
Number: 13      Year of manufacture: 1956      Car: Jaguar 140 DHC
Driver
Jack Laurs (NL)
Jack Laurs
Co-driver
Matthijs Laurs (NL)
Matthijs Laurs
Jaguar 140 DHC 1956
Participated in :
Number: 12      Year of manufacture: 1957      Car: Triumph TR-3
Driver
Ilona Gatsma (NL)
Ilona Gatsma
Co-driver
Jaap Gatsma (NL)
Jaap Gatsma
Triumph TR-3 1957
Participated in :
Number: 11      Year of manufacture: 1968      Car: Triumph TR250
Driver
Nico Trap (NL)
Nico Trap
Co-driver
Hanneke Trap (NL)
Hanneke Trap
Triumph TR250 1968
Participated in :
Number: 10      Year of manufacture: 1964      Car: Jaguar E-type
Driver
Paul Koeton (NL)
Paul Koeton
Co-driver
Linnet Cortlever (NL)
Linnet Cortlever
Jaguar E-type 1964
Participated in :
Number: 09      Year of manufacture: 1971      Car: Mercedes Benz 280 3,5l cabrio
Driver
Tom Bakkenist (NL)
Tom Bakkenist
Co-driver
Isabella Bakkenist (NL)
Isabella Bakkenist
Mercedes Benz 280 3,5l cabrio 1971
Participated in :
Number: 08      Year of manufacture: 1963      Car: Mercedes 190SL
Driver
Jan Govers (NL)
Jan Govers
Co-driver
Frank Govers (NL)
Frank Govers
Mercedes 190SL 1963
Participated in :
Number: 08      Year of manufacture: 1957      Car: Jaguar XK 140 OTS
Driver
Tony Stevens (B)
Tony Stevens
Co-driver
Emma van de Paer (B)
Emma van de Paer
Jaguar XK 140 OTS 1957
Participated in :
Number: 07      Year of manufacture: 1984      Car: Bentley Continental
Driver
Walter vd Berg (NL)
Walter vd Berg
Co-driver
Dorine vd Berg (NL)
Dorine vd Berg
Bentley Continental 1984
Participated in :
Number: 07      Year of manufacture: 1972      Car: MG Midget MK III
Driver
Wietse Groenink (NL)
Wietse Groenink
Co-driver
Ineke Groenink (NL)
Ineke Groenink
MG Midget MK III 1972
Participated in :
Number: 06      Year of manufacture: 1954      Car: Jaguar 140 OTS
Driver
Tony de Bruijn (NL)
Tony de Bruijn
Co-driver
Henk van Halewijn (NL)
Henk van Halewijn
Jaguar 140 OTS 1954
Participated in :
Number: 06      Year of manufacture: 1951      Car: Jaguar Mark V Dropead Coupé
Driver
Louisa van Beuningen (NL)
Louisa van Beuningen
Co-driver
Rimmert Sluiter (NL)
Rimmert Sluiter
Jaguar Mark V Dropead Coupé 1951
Participated in :
Number: 05      Year of manufacture: 1963      Car: Austin Healey MK2 a
Driver
Dick Sassenburg (NL)
Dick Sassenburg
Co-driver
Margreet Sassenburg (NL)
Margreet Sassenburg
Austin Healey MK2 a 1963
Participated in :
Number: 04      Year of manufacture: 1974      Car: Alfa Romeo Spider
Driver
Johan Schoenmaker (NL)
Johan Schoenmaker
Co-driver
Hille Ypma (NL)
Hille Ypma
Alfa Romeo Spider 1974
Participated in :
Number: 04      Year of manufacture: 1965      Car: Triumph TR4 A
Driver
Nico Trap (NL)
Nico Trap
Co-driver
Hanneke Trap (NL)
Hanneke Trap
Triumph TR4 A 1965
Participated in :
Number: 03      Year of manufacture: 1968      Car: Mercedes 280SL
Driver
Niek van Helden (NL)
Niek van Helden
Co-driver
Marian van Helden (NL)
Marian van Helden
Mercedes 280SL 1968
Participated in :
Number: 01      Year of manufacture: 1961      Car: Jaguar Mark II
Driver
Joke Verhoeven (NL)
Joke Verhoeven
Co-driver
Bas 't Jong (NL)
Bas 't Jong
Jaguar Mark II 1961
Participated in :
Number: 01      Year of manufacture: 1965      Car: Excalibur
Driver
Maarten Fiijan (NL)
Maarten Fiijan
Co-driver
Henny Fijan (NL)
Henny Fijan
Excalibur 1965
Participated in :

Rally Details

Included

Start: Saturday May 21
Paninia Maserati Collection
via Cortletto sud 320
41100 Modena

Finish: Friday May 27
Castello Montegridolfo
Via Roma, 38
47837 Montegridolfo (RN)

  • Seven nights in excellent hotels.
  • Six dinners.
  • Three or four lunches.
  • Technical assistance.
  • Raidillon watch for the winners.
  • Via Flaminia polo.
  • Roadbooks, rallyshields etc.

Entry fee

 

Booking fee 
(payment in before January 31, 2016):

Registration: € 2.770, –
Update (you are on top of the list for the best rooms except for the hotel in Bevagna): € 150, –

Discount: 1% for each year that the sum of the age of both participants is smaller than 100.
(Whole years as compared to the year 2016).

Booking fee
(payment in after January, 2016)

Registration: € 2.990, –
Update (you are on top of the list for the best rooms except for the hotel in Bevagna): € 230, –

Total kilometers

Train details

Total rally kilometers: 1350

From the disembarkation of the motorail to the start: 100 km

From the finish to the mororail: 290 km

Friday May 20:
Departure at Düsseldorf station 18:36 (loading starts 16:00)
Arrival in Verona 09:45 (next day)

Saturday May 28:
Departure at Verona 17:05 (loading starts at 14:30)
Arrival in Düsseldorf 07:20 (next day)

 

Main Sponsors

raidillon-horlogeclassic Job

lancia logo

logo-montecatini

caterburry
autoslaaptrein

post-war-classic

 

 

Participating sponsors

 

Deltiq

logo-cmstaal

Launching sponsors

bulova-italy

chopard

fred-perry

sns-reaal

van-der-gang-watches

vredestein-italie

state-of-art

polaroid

delta-lloyd

carburante-ies

 

 

 

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